SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY IN THAILAND: A CRITICAL REVIEW

Nilbanjerdkul, Wisinee (2010) SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY IN THAILAND: A CRITICAL REVIEW. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Supply chain security is a new supply chain regime occurred and significantly influenced on both supply chain managers and scholars after the disastrous event of September 11, 2001. It is undeniable that impact of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Centre and Pentagon in the US has changed the means of international goods transportation considerably. After the 9/11 tragic incident, the United States and the rest of the world entered into a new era in which security issues play a crucial role in supply chain management. Specifically, supply chain security has integrated further security issue along the whole supply chain rather than only the border.

The objective of this paper is to provide a review of existing literature and various security frameworks originated and applied by many international organisations and most developed countries, for instance, the US and the UK. These frameworks can be either agreements or initiatives based on multilateral, bilateral and unilateral coordination aimed to extend controls up and down the supply chain, prevent their supply chains from undue disruption and also enhance trade. The paper will examine the supply chain systems first from international (mainly WCO, GATT), then regional (essentially ASEAN), and lastly to national levels—in the Thai context.

The author employed four methods to conduct the research including literature review, review of Thai legal document, review of publications and online sources, and interview. The findings show that there has been an existence of supply chain security issues in Thailand even though there is literally no supply chain security context and discourse in Thailand found in literature review in general. The findings obtained from interview interestingly demonstrate the result that Thai senior authorities in both public and private sectors have highlighted the agenda of security along supply chains. As for publication and online source review, furthermore, there is an existence of supply chain security in terms of practices and implications. There is also implementation in Thai companies. Consequently, it can be seen that there is greater attempt to put supply chain security into practice in both public and private sectors in Thailand. On the one hand, the paper shows that there are understanding and implementation of the new regime of supply chain in Thailand. On the other hand, some difficulties from supply chain security implementation are also revealed by Thai practitioners. Subsequently, this research critically provides both theoretical and empirical aspects of supply chain security in Thailand.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 14:14
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 23:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/23908

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